LA Weekly Cites SC CTSI-Supported Study
USC's Victoria Cortessis and a colleague had found that smoking weed might have a connection to cancer.
The cited SC CTSI-supported study suggested a link between pot smoking and testicular cancer.
A new study, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical and Developmental Immunology, concludes in a summary that marijuana cannabinoids decreased histological features, which were associated with erectile dysfunction in hypercholesterolemic mice.
Hypercholesterolemia, researchers say, is a "risk factor" in erectile dysfunction, which is mostly about lack of blood flow in key regions; cannabinoids might be able to negate the issue, they suggest.
These data suggest a potential peripheral mechanism for cannabis-related modulations of sexual function; however, the role of the cannabinoid system on erectile function is still unclear.
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